ANALYTICAL SOLUTION FOR A POLLUTANT DISPERSION MODEL WITH PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION IN THE ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER

Guilherme Jahnecke Weymar, Bardo Ernst Josef Bodmann, Daniela Buske, Jonas da Costa Carvalho, Marco Túllio Menna Barreto de Vilhena

Abstract


This paper presents an analytical solution for three-dimensional advection-diffusion equation applied to the dispersion of reactive pollutants emitted into the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (PBL). Some substances when emitted in PBL suffer photochemical reactions, so a source term is included in the advection-diffusion equation to represent this reaction, turning the model more realistic. The pollutant concentration fields obtained by the proposed solution are compared with the mixing ratio data obtained by monitoring the air quality in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre. With the analysis of the results can be seen that the inclusion of the term proposed to represent a photochemical reaction of a reactive pollutant, a is a new proposal for the prediction of pollutant concentration in PBL.

Keywords


Advection-diffusion equation. Photochemical reaction. Analytical solution. GILTT method.

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